European Club Soccer

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European Club Soccer
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Virgin Games
Developer:
Genre: Sports

















Number of players: 1-8 (1-2 simultaneously)
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-70046-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ70046
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[3] T-70046-50

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European Club Soccer is a football game developed by Krisalis Software and published by Virgin Games for the Sega Mega Drive in 1992. It is a derivative of Krisalis' earlier football game, Manchester United Europe, specifically the version released for the 16-bit Amiga and Atari ST computers in early 1991.

Gameplay

Similar to Manchester United Europe, players can compete as a variety of club teams from around Europe, although changes were made to reflect the newer football season, a lack of Manchester United licensing and the differing Mega Drive hardware.

Teams

European Club Soccer features nearly 170 teams from across Europe, chosen on grounds of recent performance. There are some slight inaccuracies - the USSR no longer existed in 1992 and Yugoslavia was in the process of being broken up.

Albania

  • 17 Nentori
  • Flamurtari

Austria

  • FK Austria
  • Kremser
  • Rapid Vienna
  • Vienna Sturm Graz

Belgium

  • Anderlecht
  • Antwerp
  • Club Bruges
  • Club Liege
  • Mechelen
  • Standard Liege
  • Waregem

Bulgaria

  • CFKA Sredets
  • Slavia Sofia
  • Trakia Plovdiv
  • Vitosha

Cyprus

  • Apoel
  • Omonia
  • Pezoporikos

Czechoslovakia

  • Dukla
  • Dunajska
  • Inter
  • Sparta Prague

Denmark

  • Aarhus
  • Brondby
  • Ikast FS

England

  • Arsenal
  • Aston Villa
  • Chelsea
  • Everton
  • Leeds United
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester United
  • Nottingham Forest
  • Norwich
  • Rotherham United
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • West Ham United

Finland

  • HJK Helsinki
  • Kuusysi
  • TPS Turku

France

  • AS Cannes
  • AS Saint Etienne
  • Auxerre
  • Bordeaux
  • Marseille
  • Metz
  • Monaco
  • Montpellier
  • Nantes
  • Niort
  • Sochaux

Germany

  • Bavern Munich
  • Carl Zeiss Jena
  • Dortmund
  • Dynamo Berlin
  • Dynamo Dresden
  • Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Hamburg
  • Leipzig
  • Nuremburg
  • Stuttgart
  • Werder Bremen

Greece

  • Aek Athens
  • Larissa
  • Panathinaikos
  • P. A. O. K.

Holland

  • Ajax
  • FC Twente
  • Fevenoord
  • Groningen
  • Haarlem
  • PSV Eindhoven
  • Volendam
  • VVV
  • Waalwijk

Hungary

  • Honved
  • Pecsi Munkas
  • Videoton
  • Ujpest Dozsa

Iceland

  • Akranes
  • Fram
  • Valur

Italy

  • AC Milan
  • Atalanta
  • Bologna
  • Fiorentina
  • Internazionale
  • Juventus
  • Napoli
  • Roma
  • Sampdoria
  • Verona

Rep. Ireland

  • Derry City
  • Dundalk
  • Shamrock Rovers

N. Ireland

  • Bangor
  • Glentoran
  • Linfield

Luxembourg

  • Aris Bonnevoie
  • Avenir Beggen
  • Jeunesse Esch

Malta

  • Floriana
  • Hamrun
  • Sliema Wanderers

Norway

  • Hamarkamatalene
  • Molde
  • Moss

Poland

  • Gornik Zabrze
  • Lech Poznan
  • Legia Warsaw
  • Katowice

Portugal

  • Belenenses
  • Benfica
  • FC Porto
  • Sporting Lisbon
  • Vitoria Guimaraes

Rumania (Romania)

  • Dinamo Bucharest
  • Otelul
  • Rapid Bucharest
  • Steaua

Scotland

  • Aberdeen
  • Celtic
  • Dundee United
  • Hearts
  • Rangers

Spain

  • Atletico Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Bilbao
  • Malaga
  • RCD Espanol
  • Real Madrid
  • Real Mallorca
  • Real Sociedad
  • Seville
  • Sporting Gijon
  • Valencia

Sweden

  • Brage
  • Gothernburg
  • Malmo
  • Norrkoping
  • Osters

Switzerland

  • Aarau
  • Grasshoppers
  • Neuchatel Xamax
  • Servette

Turkey

  • Besiktas
  • Galatasaray
  • Sakaryaspor

USSR

  • Dnepr
  • Dynamo Kiev
  • Dynamo Moscow
  • Dynamo Tblisi
  • Metallist
  • Moscow Spartak
  • Torpedo Moscow

Wales

  • Cardiff City
  • Wrexham

Yugoslavia

  • Borac
  • Dinamo Zagreb
  • Partizan
  • Red Star Belgrade
  • Velez Mostar

History

Sales

The game sold 250,000 copies across Europe[4].

Legacy

European Club Soccer was released exclusively in Europe, however much of the game was recycled for World Trophy Soccer for the US (which uses national teams) and J. League Champion Soccer in Japan (which uses teams from the Japanese J. League).

Production credits

  • Chief Programmer: Pete Harrap
  • Guest Programmer: Andy Ware
  • Additional Code: Shaun Hollingworth
  • Graphic Artist: Neil Adamson
  • Music Composer: Matt Furniss
  • Audio Engineer: Shaun Hollingworth
  • Game Design: Neil Adamson, Pete Harrap, Tony Kavanagh
  • 1st Game Tester: Neil Adamson
  • 2nd Game Tester: Matt Furniss
  • Team Manager: Tony Kavanagh
Krisalis Staff
  • Programmers: Pete Harrap, Shaun Hollingworth, Andy Ware, Mark Ingley, Rob Hill, Nigel Little, Simeon Pashley, Richard Teather, John Stevens
  • Artists: Neil Adamson, Dave Colledge, Phil Hackney, Mark Potente, Mark Harrap
  • Musician: Matt Furniss
  • Management: Tony Kavanagh, Pete Harrap, Shaun Hollingworth, Amanda Pugh
  • Office Staff: Claire Brown


Magazine articles

Main article: European Club Soccer/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Mega Force (FR) #8: "Juillet/Août 1992" (1992-07-07)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #130: "September 1992" (1992-08-15)
also published in:
  • Mega (UK) #1: "October 1992" (1992-09-17)[5]
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Print advert in Mega Force (FR) #10: "Octobre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #132: "November 1992" (1992-10-15)
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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #6: "Octubre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Force (SE) #1992-02: "2/92" (1992-11-19)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №6, p72
Sega Mega Drive
70
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[8]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
53
[9]
Consoles + (FR)
74
[10]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
40
[11]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
69
[12]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
83
[13]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
80
[14]
Joypad (FR)
85
[15]
Joystick (FR)
80
[16]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
62
[17]
Mega (UK) PAL
71
[18]
Mega (UK) PAL
77
[19]
Mega Action (UK)
84
[20]
Mega Byte (UK) PAL
85
[21]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
65
[22]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
55
[23]
Mean Machines (UK) PAL
69
[24]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
69
[25]
Player One (FR)
70
[26]
Play Time (DE)
81
[27]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
68
[28]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
82
[1]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
88
[29]
Sega Force (SE) PAL
82
[30]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
81
[31]
Supersonic (FR)
86
[32]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
66
[33]
Video Games (DE)
62
[34]
Zero (UK)
80
[35]
Sega Mega Drive
72
Based on
29 reviews

European Club Soccer

Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
European Club Soccer MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, FR

European Club Soccer MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 6a5cf104
MD5 150e6205d8acb22bd4034f90eeda0229
SHA-1 03e1a6c7fb8003e196c0f0bf787276a14daa313e
512kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 4e63f90a
MD5 be41641e9045d8ae4f07c68874a57510
SHA-1 a61607762a691b9bf29eb43e24d2aa7cad92c521
512kB 1991-10-25 CD-R disc[36] Page

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sega Pro, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-21), page 60
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mega Power, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-19), page 21
  3. Sega Force, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-xx), page 65
  4. Mega Byte, "February 27, 1993" (UK; 1993-02-27)
  5. Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 2
  6. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 46
  7. Sega Force, "1/93" (SE; 1993-01-14), page 2
  8. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 74
  9. Aktueller Software Markt, "November 1992" (DE; 1992-10-09), page 148
  10. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 64
  11. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 311
  12. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 42
  13. Game Zone, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-24), page 67
  14. Hobby Consolas, "Noviembre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 138
  15. Joypad, "Août/Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-07-1x), page 104
  16. Joystick, "Juillet/Août 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 188
  17. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 91
  18. Mega, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-21), page 77
  19. Mega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-15), page 21
  20. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 64
  21. Mega Byte, "January 30, 1993" (UK; 1993-01-30), page 1
  22. Mega Fun, "09/92" (DE; 1992-09-22), page 34
  23. MegaTech, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-20), page 54
  24. Mean Machines, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-28), page 106
  25. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 138
  26. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1992" (FR; 1992-07-10), page 96
  27. Play Time, "12/92" (DE; 1992-11-04), page 96
  28. Sega Power, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-07), page 22
  29. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 65
  30. Sega Force, "2/92" (SE; 1992-11-19), page 14
  31. Sega Force, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-xx), page 64
  32. Supersonic, "Juillet/Août 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 11
  33. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 88
  34. Video Games, "8/92" (DE; 1992-07-22), page 49
  35. Zero, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-xx), page 64
  36. Hidden Palace: European Club Soccer (Oct 25, 1991 prototype)
European Club Soccer

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Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: 1991-10-25